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Arizona Home-schooled students exempt from AIMS test

Homeschoolers are already under increased scrutiny in Arizona after a recent abuse case. This story may sow the seeds of resentment in some non-homeschoolers.

MESA (AP) – Thousands of home-schooled students are exempt from the requirement to pass the AIMS test to receive diplomas, a requirement that public school students will face.

Home-schooled students can take the AIMS test, but few do. Only three took the exam, required for diplomas starting next year, through the Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools Office last week.

Only about 90 students have asked about taking the elementary and middle school versions of Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards in April, said Debbie Bonilla, the county home school specialist. Read more…

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